Wilma Mayers was born in Trinidad and Tobago. She has been in the United States for eight years, and working for Partners In Care Home Care Agency as a home health aide for six years. Working with the elderly and seeing their needs met convinced her to enroll in school to better equip herself to serve this population. She is currently attending the New York City College of Technology (City Tech), pursuing an Associate’s degree in Health and Human Services. Going to school and working has not been easy, but Wilma’s dedication to her patients and to school motivates her to move forward. She is determined to complete her degree and honor her parents’ memory. Despite challenges, Wilma has been able to maintain her grade point average. About the scholarship, Wilma said, “Words can’t express how I felt when I found out I was selected. I felt hope! I appreciate everything that this award has given me.”